Bringing key stakeholders from Australia’s aged care sector together to advance a sustainable and affordable aged care system in a changing policy and funding environment.

Sydney (Pre-Conference Workshop) | 22 November 2017

Sydney (Conference) | 23-24 November 2017

Whilst the aged care sector was spared from additional cuts in the budget earlier this year, we should be expecting more reforms given the number of current reviews. With calls for the sector to adopt a more market-driven approach, aged care providers cannot rest on their laurels and must continue to innovate their care and funding models to thrive in a competitive market.
So how can you prepare your business for future reforms? How should you position your organization in the market place? Can you deliver quality and tailor made services even in a tight funding environment?
Back for its 2nd year, Aged Care Funding, Reform & Innovation (Sydney, 23-24 November 2017) is a 2-day forum specially designed to bring together government, aged care providers and businesses to discuss the opportunities and challenges confronting the sector, and what should be done differently.
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Hear what past delegates have to say:
“Value for money. High level, thinking was challenged. Not just a nice get together.” – Director, Just Better Care Northern Suburbs
“Informative and relevant to today’s changing world of aged care. Speakers were knowledgeable in their subjects and engaging. I came away feeling more prepared to face the challenges ahead.” – Chief Executive Officer, Community Home Care 
Key benefits of attending:
  • Examine latest aged care reform plans, projects and policies from Government and key aged care leaders
  • Gain first-hand insights on trends, opportunities and challenges in providing consumer-directed home and residential care across Australia in a changing funding landscape
  • Leverage best-practice innovative approaches in delivering quality care from aged care experts


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Delegates at the conference will gain first-hand insights from key industry stakeholders on trends, opportunities and challenges in the aged care sector:

  1. Hear from Hon. Ken Wyatt AM, MP on what the Government is doing to ensure the sustainability of our aged care system, and how to prepare your organisation to cope with future changes.
  2. Get an update on the national digital health strategy from the Australian Digital Health Agency and what it means for your organisation.
  3. Dive deep into the challenges and opportunities in financing the aged care sector with Bethanie.
  4. Examine innovative funding and financing schemes and models to meet the aged care needs of regional, rural and remote communities.
  5. Improve organisational culture for better workforce retention, productivity and engagement with The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus.
  6. Leverage on successful marketing strategies from Prescare, IRT Group, Catholic Healthcare, Benetas and Presbyterian Aged Care to stand out in a competitive landscape.
  7. Learn from Silver Chain Group on how to provide quality care without breaking the bank and explore different ways to create new revenue streams.
  8. Maximise your ACFI funding with experts from Japara Healthcare, ACH Group, Southern Cross Victoria and Uniting.
  9. Evaluate the impact of reforms on dementia care, palliative care, and LGBTI aged care with Alzheimer's Australia, Palliative Care Australia and National LGBTI Health Alliance.
  10. Understand the value and role of carers, and how your organisation can better support them from Carers Australia.
  11. Discover effective recruitment and retention strategies from RSL LifeCare, Estia Health, Whiddon Group, Regis Aged Care and Arcare Aged Care.
  12. Learn how to capitalise on technology to improve the quality and delivery of aged care services and side step the challenges that often arise 


Delegates from government bodies, national peak bodies, aged care providers, healthcare associations, non-for-profits and private industries who are involved in or have an interest in aged, community and residential care:

  • Aged Care Providers
  • Community and Home Care providers
  • Federal and State Government
  • Government Agencies
  • Community and Social Housing Providers
  • Community Development Specialists
  • Local Health Districts and Private Hospitals
  • Primary Health Networks
  • Non-for-Profit Organisations
  • Aged Care Associations, Councils and Societies

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